Cot Paint

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Old 08-20-16, 01:17 PM
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Cot Paint

We were really chuffed to find a lovely cot bed and changing unit in a charity furniture store and we managed to get them both for 50! They are pine and really wanted white nursery furniture. We took a trip to B and Q and after researching online bought water based chalk furniture paint and then a toy safe sealant for over the top. I am just wondering you all think this is okay?
 
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Old 08-20-16, 03:44 PM
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What type of finish is currently on the pieces? What is water based chalk furniture paint?
Usually it's best to sand lightly and then coat furniture with a solvent based primer before painting with latex paint.
 
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Old 08-20-16, 04:02 PM
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You appear to be in the U.K. This is primarily a North American forum so your terms may not translate well with out a more detailed explanation. If Mark is unfamiliar with "water based chalk furniture paint" then given his experience it is called something else here (if available here). We may have an equivalent but you will have to define what it is first.
 
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What is a 'toy safe sealant' to you? I've never heard that phrase. Generally speaking, though, if painting, a quality enamel paint is all the protection you need and nothing else is used over the top.
 
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